Since Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, announced their split, the world as been craving more juicy gossip about the Tryst that set the wheels in motion. Since you need to know the back story that goes along with the Tryst, we’re going to break down the events leading up to the split of the power couple, and take a look at the woman who help bring them down.

1991: Mildred Patricia Baena, the mistress in question, is hired to work as a housekeeper and assistant at Arnold and Maria’s Pacific Palisades estate.

Early 1997: The trysting between Patty and Arnold begins. We’re not sure if it was a one-time deal or it went on for a long period of time, but what is certain is that Patty gets knocked up with Arnold’s love child.

Sept. 27, 1997: Maria gives birth to Christopher Sargent Shriver Schwarzenegger.

Oct. 2, 1997: Five days later, Patty’s son is born. The father listed on the birth certificate is listed as Patty’s husband.

Oct. 23, 1997: Just 21 days after the birth of her son, Patty separates from her husband of 10 years, Rogelio de Jesus Baena.

Fall 2003: When Schwarzenegger’s starts his run for California governor, tales of his sexual misconduct hits the news. To deflect the tabloids, he and Shriver appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show, where Shriver defended her husband’s antics. Strange as it sounds, the media doesn’t uncover the illegitimate child.

Feb. 13, 2008: Patty files for divorce from Rogelio de Jesus. She cites irreconcilable differences, and papers state that the couple are listed as having no children together, despite Baena’s name being on the boy’s birth certificate.

January 2011: Arnold leaves the governor position and tells Maria of the tryst. Not surprising, she moves  out and into a hotel.

May 9, 2011: Maria and Arnold announce their separation. Nothing is mentioned about the tryst or his secret son.

May 17, 2011: The other shoe drops, as Arnold tells the world about his the illegitimate child that was conceived during his marriage to Shriver.

May18, 2011: The next day, the world leans that a 20-year employee of Arnold’s is his mistress.

As the drama continues to unfold, we’ll keep you up to date with the latest Arnold Trysting deets!

In Tryst We Trust